Kempson likely to take charge when Kings face Georgia

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Rumours from the Southern Kings camp is that former Springbok prop forward, Robbi Kempson, will be in charge of the side for their warm up match against Georgia.

The match will be played in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi on the 27th of August.

Kempson is currently the franchise’s high performance director.  He will be assisted by kicking coach, Braam van Straaten and Sevens specialist, Vuyo Zangqa.

The Kings’ coaching post is still vacant after the team parted ways with Deon Davids, a few months ago.

New Zealander, Steve Jackson, who is one of the candidates for the vacant post is still contracted to Samoa. He will play for the Pacific Island team in the World Cup.

The franchise management also refuted media reports that former Boks coach, Peter de Villiers won’t be considered for the position because he does not have the required qualifications.

Contrary to reports, De Villiers has level three coaching certificate. The interview panel has completed the process of interviews and the recommendation will be made to the board before the announcement is made.